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NBC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
of nelson mandela. >>> nelson mandela, dead at the age of 95. >> doreen gentzler is covering this story for us. doreen? >> jim and pat, we are learning this news in the last 15 minutes or so. this story is still developing, the reaction to it and everything. of course, there is quite a few people in washington, long time friends and supporters of nelson mandela's. as we told you, the current south african president announced mandela died at the age of 95. we have a look at the life and legacy of the leader. >> reporter: nelson mandela was the face of reconciliation and a new beginning for south africa. brian is the human rights attorney in south africa part of the movement prior to his release from prison in 1991. reflected on the role he played once he was released. it was a time celebrated around the world. inside south africa, it was a precarious time. >> immediate contribution was to reach out and speak about reconciliation. >> i cherish the idea of south africa where all south africans are equal. >> far right wing politicians are prodding them. mandela convinced the supp
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
to the ages. >> what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek. >> good evening from washington. in its own way is in a state of mourning tonight. nelson mandela was historic figure, inspiration and role model for africans, south africans, but americans as well in our own troubles racial history and struggle to overcome that mirrored to americans in the life and the struggle and the suffering and then the triumph and the leadership of nelson mandela whose passing at 95 was noted by his successor, south african president, jacob zuma. >> yet, what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. and in him, we saw so much of ourselves. >> reporter: one of those who says he was especially inspired is american president, barack obama, who shared his reaction a few moments ago to the passing of south africa's first black president. >> i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison, gave me a sense of what human beings can do when guided by hopes and not fears. like so
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
president jacob zuma made the sad announcement a little over an hour ago. >> south africans, nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation has departed. this is the moment of our deepest sorrow. our nation has lost its greatest son. >> a short time ago president obama had this to say about nelson mandela from the white house. >> his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him set an example that all humanity should aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or our own personal lives. the fact that he did it all with grace and with humor and an ability to acknowledge his own imperfections only makes the man that much more remarkable. >> the president went on to say he didn't think it was likely we'd see mandela's like again. joining us now via telephone is former d.c. mayor, current council member marion barry who was i think you were mayor still when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1992. am i correct, mr. mayor? >> a
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
mandela has passed away. >> it is a sad day but a day unfortunately we knew was coming as nelson mandela had been in failing health for some time and the news came from the current south african president jacob zuma who said and i quote here, "he is resting. he is now at peace. our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father." you're looking at some images of nelson mandela through the years really considered to be the father of modern south africa, a great unifier of both white and black south africans, spent 27 years as a political prisoner and in spite of that rose to become the president of the nation and as you can hear, people talk about his generous spirit. >> truly a symbol of peace and forgiveness as well. we have heard reports that he was with family and friends at his house last night when he passed away. some close family friends were also in johannesburg in south africa when he did. >> vinita nair has a look back at nelson mandela's life and legacy. >> and one wonders what must be passing through mr. mandela's mind at this moment. >> reporter: after 27 y
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
about the inspirations that were set into motion and fulfilled on so many levels by nelson mandela, and how that inspiration needs to carry on well beyond today. here's the president. >> nelson mandela lived for that ideal and made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. today he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will ever share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> that last line there from president obama, he belongs to the ages, reminiscent of another famous quote, which was after president lincoln was declared dead, standing coming forward who reportedly said, "now he belongs to the ages." just one more sign of the significance of the passing of nelson mandela. nowhere perhaps more felt, though, then in his native south africa. president jacob zuma was the one to break the news this afternoon. let's listen in. freedom andled for healing. he had the respect of the world. his humility, his compassion, and his humanity gained him their l
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
tensions on the nation. n'beating in the major winter storm. >> remebering nelson mandela today marks the beginning of a week of commemoration. south afte afterallan how are pg nelson mandela and his legacy. >> well rochelle they are celebrating nelson mandela with song and chanting and fraser prd laughter. it's been an open air festival all day long. earlier today we went to a huge catholic church not too far from here celebrating his 50th anniversary and celebrates the life of one of the world's great statesmen. attendance today mor more than a thousand. >> the sounds of sowest tweto an that is not just another sunday the congregation of the largeste church celebrates mandela in song and prayer. as similar services are held across south africa in a day of reflex. reflection. we gather here to thank god for his life and we thank god for the blessings that he bestowed on the life of ma d ma. madiba. >> the police were sending tear gas inside of the church to get him out. it was very bad. father sebastian show us the bullet holes from a decade ago. we could have filled them saul
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
to start on sunday. >>> tonight the world is mourning the loss of a freedom icon, nelson mandela being remembered as a leader who fought against apartheid and then went on to lead his country and inspire the world. >> president obama, first lady michelle obama, the clintons, oprah will all join world leaders for mandela's state funeral next sunday. this sunday will be a national day of prayer and reflection in south africa. tuesday will be the official public memorial. here in the u.s. the president did order flags to fly at half staff until sunday in honor of the former south african president. >>> the most visual outpouring of grief and celebration of his life is taking place outside mandela's home in a suburb of johannesburg. alphonso van marsh is there. >> reporter: people streamed down the streets toward nelson mandela's johannesburg home singing songs of praise, prayer and freedom. they gathered to pay tribute to the former south african president who died at 95 surrounded by family not far from here. this man says he's not mourning. >> i get to celebrate his life. we cry among
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am EST
>>> people celebrating the life of nelson mandela. the show of emotion on the streets of south africa is among the out pouring of reaction a day after the leader's death. we now learn about funeral services that will get the world's attention for days to come. the other big story is the weather. expect rain and falling temperatures. you see all the green on the storm team 4 radar this weekend. it could be ice and snow. good morning, everyone. welcome to news 4 midday. it's friday, december 6th, 2o 13. just this morning we learn when nelson mandela will be laid to rest. we begin coverage at the live desk. >> the state funeral will be sunday december 15th. we have live pictures from johansburg outside where mandela lived. it is 6:00 in the evening there ago when mandela died, people have been gathering from outside his home singing and praying and leaving flowers and talking about what he means to the country. we got the details on how the week will move forward in terms of celebrating mandela's life. on this coming sunday, it is a national day of prayer and remembrance in south
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
and reflexion for nelson mandela. services are held in south africa and half a world away in the u.s. to honor his legacy. >> linennon comes krarning down >> peace keepers in the central contr control. >> massive problems in the midwest, a big winter storm pushes towards the east coast. [ music ] >> we begin tonight with a national day of prayer for the man called south africa's greatest son, nelson mandela was the topic in pulpits around the world today. services of all face honored the former president. a steady flow of more thurners candles and stood with others praying for the civil rights leader. there were scenes like this across sfrikdz today. more now from al jazeera nick schifrin. >> nelson mandela talked about a rainbo nation. his struggle wasn't on behalf of black south africans but on behalf of all segregated and humiliated by racist rulers. >> nelson mandela wanted to build a nation united in diversity. citizens of all races and religion say mandela created that had unity. at an interfaith service, south africans celebrated the respect that mandela provided them. >> celebrate. it'
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
for what promises to be a truly epic memorial for nelson mandela. we will be live which details. first, let's go to kate which this top story. >> we will be checking in which you. let's gen here back at home which a massive winter storm, icing the east coast, air travel is an absolute nightmare. more than 1,100 flights already scrubbed today following 2,100 flights cancelled on sunday. if that's not good, people have been forced to sleep on cots at the airport a. highway nightmare from wisconsin to maryland. hundreds of wrecks. dozens deadly. we have this storm covered beginning which meteorologist indra petersen. how is it looking now? >> no stranger to travel delays. ten hours i was stuck last week on the tarmac. i know i was not alone. this storm wreaked havoc which freezing rain, rain itself and snow and ice across a huge chunk of the country. snow, freezing rain and dangerous ice. >> oh! oh my god. >> reporter: in plano, texas, people caught cascades of ice shooting down from rooftops. >> oh my god. >> reporter: another storm is wreaking havoc across much of the nation t. frej id storm
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
of the movie about the life of nelson mandela's long walk to freedom. in the last few minutes, the president of south africa went on television and addressed the nation. it's incredibly late. most people will hear this news when they wake up in the morning. he broke the news and broke the hearts of millions and millions of south africans here. he's the father of the nation. he's the man who made modern south africa and gave 27 years of his life in prison. much of it spent on robin island. he is the icon, he is the man who symbolizes the transition from repression, racial segregation to democracy here. he is more than a father to this nation. he really em bodies the entire spirit of it. so many people here will be reflecting on that life and today reflecting on their own lives, how far they have come from the years of oppression to modern south africa, democracy, the years when black and white people walked on separate sides of the road, eat at separate tables in the restaurant. many people will reflect on that. a great deal of sadness here, the father of democracy. perhaps the most revered,
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
a remembering south african president nelson mandela. and a white house briefing with secretary jay carney. >> the book affairs events from washington, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house event, briefings, and conferences. and complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> republican senator rand paul at the detroit economic club. some have considered him as a presidential candidate although he himself has not made any formal announcement. this event is part of the road to the white house 2016 coverage. [applause] cracks good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. on this nice brisk detroit michigan day, it is my honor to introduce dr. rand paul, the junior senator from kentucky. the united states senator elected in 2010 and has certainly made his mark in just a very short time. he has proven to be an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility. warrior against government overreach. among his first legis
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 12:30pm PST
of nelson mandela. the sun is setting there now but earlier today crowds gathered at the anti-apartheid leader's home leaving flowers and candles. south africa's president called for a day of prayer and reflection before official services begin on tuesday. greg is live in johannesburg, south africa, with the latest. greg? >> reporter: it's been three days since the passing of nelson mandela. he died in the house just behind me right here. but still the passions and emotions continue to build. it's just approaching 11:00 and there are hundreds and hundreds of people outside of the house. as you can see, mountains of flowers being laid and candles being lit. earlier today in churches as well as synagogues and mosques, prayers were said and the man was remembered, the man who many people here consider to be the father of modern south africa. south african president zuma was at one church with the ex-wife of nelson mandela, winnie, and he called for the country to get together. in fact, the family issued a statement tonight and said, keep the dream alive. here's a little bit more
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
ceremony planned in memory of nelson mandela. we have team coverage of the remarkable man and his enduring legacy. we begin on storm watch. a powerful storm is sweeping across the nation. 80 degree temperatures and texas have given way to ice and freezing rain. power outages have left thousands of people in the dark. some parts of the midwest could see several inches of snow. >> we will have a live report coming up from dallas. that is the area getting hit the hardest. and another system is heading our way. we want to get started with a lean right now. >> good afternoon. we are on storm watch. we have rain across the area, including heavy rain. we will go to live super doppler to get you started. this is associated with the same front that is bringing snow and ice to the deep south. for us, we're still dealing with rain. heavy rain in fact. to the southstorms of fredericksburg. if you are listening to us in king george county or spotsylvania, you're probably hearing under. rain are of heavy moving through alexandria and to the north and east. temperatures right now are much cooler than the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
parliament and calls for new elections. [chanting] a day of prayer in south africa for nelson mandela and leaders including president obama and three former u.s. presidents expected to attend tuesday's memorial service for the late south african president. >> and a crime was never committed and we stood by that. >> reporter: the san antonio four speaking out, released after 16 years behind bars for a crime they have always maintained they did not commit. ♪ the deep freeze is on, wintry weather and cold temperatures reach the east coast. the weather is disrupting travel nationwide and made some sunday nfl games almost impossible to see. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and the storm caused car pile ups in several states and accidents on the pennsylvania turnpike sunday involved almost 60 video as and this shows the long line of cars that came to a halt in morgan town, pennsylvania and we are tracking the storm. what is the latest? >> all of that snow and wind, it is still with us and we are going to continue to see it taking its toll and creating very
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
. >>> world leaders, athletes and artists are reflecting on the life of nelson mandela today. as we learn about services being planned in south africa. >> president obama and the first lady say they will travel there for the funeral. >> people of all ages, colors and creeds gathered outside his home in johannesburg. plans for the burial are about to take place. there will be a memorial tuesday. his burial sunday in his hometown. shomari stone is live from the embassy in southwest washington where the flow of visitors has been steady. >> reporter: indeed, the flow has been steady over the last 24 hours. a very sad day here, gloomy like the weather. let me move out the way. you can see the memorial here. this fence was in front of the statue yesterday, but now they moved the fence around the statue so people can drop off, you know, flowers and other things to pay tribute to nelson mandela. let's roll video. hundreds of people have stopped by dropping off candles, notes and photos to honor the former south african president and anti-apartheid leader. he spent 27 years in jail in his fight ag
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
in south africa, as the nation mourns the death of nelson mandela. lets take a look live at the crowd gathered at the anti-apartheid leader's home. live now 7:10 p.m. in south africa, as you can see, the flowers and the candles and the cards and the notes and letters of caring and love and remembrance just get bigger and bigger, this as south africa's president has called today a national day of prayer and reflection. live in johannesburg with the very latest on this very special sunday. >> eric, we are just outside of nelson mandela's former, his final home. in fact, inside right now there is yet another prayer service going on that's being relayed to the hundreds and hundreds of people who have gathered here tonight nearby across the country today in churches and synagogues and mosques, filled with workers for the man called the father of south africa. one man with the ex-wife of nelson mandela, winnie, asked for people to pray for the nation. here is more of what we saw and heard earlier today at this wonderful, warm scene. >> it is supposed to be a day of prayer and reflection for
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
only makes the man that much more remarkable. >> nelson mandela is dead tonight after a a long battle with lung problems. >> we have a lot to tell you about tonight, but first a warning about weather that may affect your commute. right to our chief meteorologist. >> reporter: the rain is on the way, and there's rain and showers across parts of the metro area. the heaviest activity back in the mountains. that's for us on friday, and then back into ohio valley and western kentucky and tennessee, that's snow, sleet, and freezing rain. that will be season. look at the temperatures weirdly warm out. 63 in leesburg, 62 downtown, and the midnight temperature will end up being the high for tomorrow, but i want you to dress for the 40s, because temperatures will fall all day. yellow alert. dress for the 40s. you wi be in the 40s to come home. mild start, and then a red alert on sunday with the snow and mix on the way. wakeup weather, not too bad. temperatures 55 to 60 to start, and then they will fall. the showers across the board. a wet move going to work and coming home. take a light jacket.
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am EST
leader. this headline this morning from "the los angeles times" on the passing of nelson mandela. here in washington and around the country, flags are at half staff to pay tribute to africa's first black president. president obama has ordered flags to remain at half staff until monday. it is friday morning. we are going to take your calls and reflections on nelson mandela. our phone lines are open. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. and our line for independents, (202) 585-3882. mail,an send us an e- journal@c-span.org or you can send us a tweet, @cspanwj. [video clip] i am not a saint unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the that thing i ever did involves politics was a protest against apartheid. his works and his writings. the day he was released from prison, a gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they are guided by their hopes and not their fears. globe, iany around the cannot imagine my own life without the example t
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
nation. tonight, we are learning a state funeral will be held december 15 for nelson mandela who died last night at the age of 95 setting off a global day of mourning while celebrating his life. mast outsidet half of the african embassy at the base of the recently dedicated statute to nelson mandela, flowers and attribute has grown in the last 24 hours since his death. he was a great man. >> inside the embassy, a steady stream of visitors. was born twoe years after mandela was freed. >> he was an inspiration. >> steps away from the condolence book is south african ambassador to the u.s. summing up what this passing has meant. >> this has been a tornadic 24 hours for south africans and for people across the world. >> his impact on the world was on display at the museum. newspapers all with him on the cover. in south africa, crowds gathered to celebrate the first black president by singing and dancing. his body was moved earlier today from johannesburg to pretoria where he will lie in state. as the 10 days of mourning began, the tributes continue to pour in. >> back here in the states,
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
that afflict all of humankind. nelson mandela will be remembered for many things. he will be certainly remembered for the way he led, his dignity, his extraordinary understanding, not just of how to bring democracy and freedom to his beloved south africa, but how important it was that he first brought freedom to himself. as i spent time with him, starting in 1992, until just in the last year and a half, i was always struck by the extraordinary depth of his self- knowledge, of his awareness about how hard it is to live a life of integrity, of service, but to combine within one's self the contradictions he lived with a lawyer and a freedom fighter, a prisoner and a leader, a man of anger and of forgiveness -- has so captured the hearts of people, not only in his own country, but as we are seeing with the outpouring of response to his death people around the world. i only hope that as we both mourn and celebrate the passing of this universally recognized and beloved figure that we remember he became that through an enormous amount of hard work on himself. the story has been told several t
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
africa and on the steps of the iembassy here n d.c. a tribute to the legacy of nelson mandela. >>> cops caught up in controversy. >> it's devastate for all of us. >> tonight, dc's police chief is talking about the scandal that's tarnished her department's reputation. >>> tonight, dangerous winter storms packing a one-two punch. the first round moved in today with a lot of rain. a second system will bring us snow and ice. there's already a winter storm watch in effect for this weekend. >>> from texas too new england, millions are impacted, february deaths have been blamed on the storm so far. ice and snow are are a major problem on the roads and highways with spin yous and accidents on highways in several states. in the air, thousands of flights have been canceled. it's not over yet. >> we have team coverage tonight. jackie bensen tells us how locals are preparing, but we begin with chief meteorologist doug kammerer who is tracking the system. >> the first system has been nothing but rain for us but it has been colder as we move through tonight. temperatures early this morning into the l
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
planned. our hearts are with nelson mandela who died at 95. he was jailed for nearly three decades fighting against apartheid. we'll follow the story at the fox news channel. we are learning more and more about what a disaster obama care is. millions are learning they cannot keep the doctors they have on their insurance plan. they were promised they could but they can't. the website is such a mess people can't sign up. it is plagued with huge security risks and we are left with no choice. this law has to be repealed, replaced and like they did when they were selling the disastrous low to the american people, democrat democrats are lying again to save the law. they say republicans have no solutions. the republicans do have an alternative plan. it could save $2 trillion over ten years. we want you to join the conversation. log onto our facebook page. reince priebus is with us. >> thank you for having me on. you rattled off a bunch of problems just to name a few. >> just to name a few. but the president challenged republicans. i think this was a chase the rabbit trying to divert atten
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
together since the death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a johannesburg soccer stadium. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he'll attend the massive public memorial. former president's bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of equipping the dignitaries -- of keeping the dignitaries safe. >> we believe that probably a billion people will be watching how south africa will perform. >> reporter: south africans of all races and religious backgrounds saying prayers for the man credited with uniting a country once bitterly divided. and the singing rang loud here in the bay area at san francisco's memorial yesterday. several showed up to joyfully honor the anti-apartheid leader. >> this is the beginning of a series of events planned all week in south africa. it k
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
that continue outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. president obama will travel there to take part in events to honor his life. the country is planning a public memorial on tuesday. his burial takes place the following sunday. several memorial events are planned here in washington, including an official service next week at the national cathedral. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with the latest from there. >> reporter: good evening. right now, i'm standing outside the embassy and i'm in front of the ten-foot statue of nelson mandela unveiled two months ago. let me move out the way. it continues to grow with the flowers and a lot of folks tell me they are concerned a lot of people aren't coming tonight due to the weather. it's worth mentioning folks are honoring the iconic life of nelson mandela. >> it's a -- gosh, i want to say a happy sad. >> reporter: she has mixed emotions at the south african embassy over the death of mandela. he died at 95 years old. >> i don't think he would want us to be sad, you know, he lived a full life.
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
, song, and remembrance in honor of nelson mandela. today's national day of prayer and reflection marks the beginning of a week-long program of mourning in his memory. let's go right now to nbc's michelle koh zin ski, who's in the middle of it all. michelle, a good evening your time. what are we seeing? >> reporter: hi, alex. right here this was a fence lined with some flowers outside the mandela property. now it has become several large hills full of flowers lined with people. you can imagine in churches around the world today mandela was mentioned. here today people were basically encouraged to do their own thing, to reflect on the melgszage of this champion of freedom. but in enormous numbers, people felt much better gathering together, includingmembers of mandela's family. it had the feeling of a sunday revival. here a few hundred gathered in a tent at mandela's offices, anything but quietly reflective, full of joy. >> we don't mourn quiet. we need to celebrate. we need to celebrate his life. >> reporter: the gospel choir that performed so many times for mandela in life, felt his lo
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
's not estimate in south africa today a national -- >>> in south africa today a day of mourning as nelson mandela was remembered in church services across the country. at one service south african president jacob zuma said the country must not forget the values that mandela leaves behind. >> when i say we pray for the nation, it's that we pray for us not to forget some of the values that madiba stood for, that he fought for, that he sacrificed his life for. >> president and mrs. obama along with former president bill clinton, george w. bush and jimmy carter will attend a memorial service for nelson mandela on tuesday. >>> the outside demonstrations that eventually help bring down the apartheid government in south africa actually began here in washington. one of the organizers was randall robinson, founder of transafrica. here's what he told cbs veteran correspondent bob schieffer today. >> when we went to the embassy and met with ambassador foray, we told him we wouldn't leave until nelson mandela had been released from prison. at the time few americans knew much about nelson mandela and we thoug
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:30am EST
. the world celebrating and remembering thely of nelson mandela this morning. we will take a look ahead at how they're carrying on his torch. >> >> investigators are on the scene of an alexandria hotel that had to be evacuated overnight. good morning, washington, i'm jummy olabanji. >> i'm autria godfrey. happy to have you along with us this friday morning. stepping outside this morning honestly felt like a rainy summer day. >> exactly. it was amazing, jacqui. >> unbelievable. >> don't get used to it. so much will be happening in the next 48 hours, it is incredible. we're going to go from summer to winter big time. live super doppler will show you the rain in the metro area stopped for now, it is misty from time to time and rain showers north and west of d.c. and that is going to linger on and off throughout the day today. our best window of getting these rain showers will be late, especially in the evening hours and overnight. temperatures today are starting out very warm, in the 60s, but a cold front is going to be moving through within the next few hours and our temperatures are going to st
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
was taken off a plane in october. >> it's been two days since the death of nelson mandela and we're looking at live pictures from outside his home in johannesburg. people have been leaving flowers in memory of the former president. meanwhile in washington the embassy has a condolence book for mandela. it's available until 2 tuesday evening on madison avenue. they gathered to remember mandela's legacy. >> reporter: mourners sing hymns honoring the life and legacy of nelson mandela at the south african embassy. people signed condolence books that read friends and relatives. they say he had compassion for humanity and made a sacrificed for the oppressed. spending a quarter of his life in prison for fighting against the apartheid. >> that was an even time. >> reporter: she signed her name. she is visiting d.c. from south africa. >> to see and know and experience a man with such love and compassion that can come out of prison after 27 years without any hatred. >> she along with hundreds of people pay respects leaving flowers, cards, candles and personal notes at the foot of the majestic mandela
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
cast and timeline in a few moments. the family of nelson mandela has released their first eight -- the firste statement in the death. his spirit lives on. you can see that today in many places. africa, a day every flesh of his plan to honor his life. on memorial will be held tuesday. as the world remembers nelson mandela, we will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg tonight. they will have live report starting on monday. solemn ceremonies took place in hawaii in arlington national cemetery to celebrate the attack pearl harbor. more than 2300 u.s. service members or killed on this surprise attack that catapulted the u.s. into world war ii. the holidays are a big driver for some veterans. somee a bit brighter for veterans. >> quickly they scattered and animate -- ornaments are to going up. >> it is lucky for us to have some excitement as the holiday season comes. the decorations are staying up until february. that is when her husband gets back from afghanistan. seven onis one of saturday's agenda. they held are decorating the home of
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
to nelson mandela with other world leaders >> gas prices have got up three cents a gallon according to the new survey putting the national average for a gallon of regular at $3.29, nearly ten cents less than a yearing a at this time. california above average price rose four cents to $3.5 a gallon and the cheapest gas in the lower 48 is in tulsa, oklahoma, where drivers pay $2.84 a gallon and the most expensive gas is not in the bay area but in los angeles, $3.61. >> butterflies are the latest political target in san francisco, the commission on the environment approved a resolution urging the toy been releasing but the for flies at weddings saying they are animals to be respected and should not be used add decorations. mop arcs are the most sought after for ceremonies. supporters are concerned the butterflies could damage native species. >> a start-up is looking to invent the incredible edible egg without the "egg." the san francisco start-up backed by bill gates is scouring the planet for plants to replace chicken eggs from cookies to omelets to french toast and first an egg free m
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 4:30am EST
. >> -- crumbled. >> i have fought very firmly. >> reporter: nelson mandela's given name in the south african language translates as troublemaker. it was a teacher who changed it to nelson as the young mandela grew up in a privileged home and first became a lawyer representing blacks who had been forced off their land but his nonviolent apartheid opposition ended abruptly in 1961 after 69 peaceful black protesters were slaughtered by the police in what became known as the sharpville massacre. >> there are many people who fear that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and nonviolence. >> reporter: mandela the lawyer had transformed to mandela the freedom fighter repeatedly challenging south africa's white minority rule until his arrest and conviction in 1964 on charges of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government. and at age 44, the sentence was life. mandela would be 71 before the word would see him again. nelson mandela served one term as president and then retired from public life but continued to advocate for the causes important to him like the fight against
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
michelle obama will be in south africa on tuesday to pay their final respects to nelson mandela. they plan to attend a memorial in johannesburg at a stadium. the president will travel with former president george w. bush and laura on air force one. bill clinton and jimmy carter also plan to attend. the mandela family released their first statement since he passed away saying they've lost a great man. a son of the soil. here in d.c., a growing tribute outside the south african embassy in northwest. a steady stream of people have been coming since the news broke. one local d.c. resident said she was inspired by the former south african president and felt compelled to visit his statue. >> he was willing to give his life to what he believed in. he moved me. i had to be here. >> a memorial for mandela is being planned at the washington national cathedral on wednesday. >>> news 4 will have complete coverage as the world pays tribute to nelson mandela our. our own jim vance will also be in south africa next week. >>> an 85-year-old california man is home tonight after spending seven weeks as a pr
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am EST
. >>> another memorial is scheduled in d.c. for nelson mandela. word that everyone who wants to attend may not get that chance. >>> welcome to "first read minute." i'm mark mur. >> i am dommenico. >> reaching some type of budget agreement. >> pretty amazing. after four years or so of not having a budget, this divide congress might actually come up with one. we've seen a lot of this before, reminds me of lucy and the football and charlie brown and it is friday the 13th. you never know. >> are they the ones that would end up the type of deal? south africa to attend nelson mandela's funeral. >> president obama being the first black president of the united states, talked about how he admired man tella from afar. he remembers seeing him from his >>> right now, people in south africa are remembering their president as people mark his death with prayer. celebrating his life. the 94-year-old chied thursday and will be buried one week from today. here in washington you have a chance to attend a memorial service for nelson mandela. offering a limited number of tickets for wednesday morning's memoria
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
and ethnicities took to the streets to celebrate the life of nelson mandela. flags are flying at half staff from havana to the united nations and in new york the empire state building is shining the colors of south africa's flag. the official memorial service in joe lanceburg johannesburg will be held -- johannesburg will be held december 10th. >>> washington will serve as an official site for the commemoration of mr. mandela's life. there are plenty of ways you can take part. you can leave flowers outside the south african embassy outside massachusetts avenue and northwest and go inside to stein a book of condolences -- sign a book of condolences. a steady stream of visitors did that today. >> i just wanted her to know how important that the work that he did for freedom was. >> the south african embassy will hold a vigil for mandela every night from 7:00 to 8:00. next wednesday morning at 11:00 there will be a service to celebrate nelson mandela's life at washington national cathedral. be sure to tune in tomorrow night at 9:00 nelson mandela, father of a nation, a cbs 48 hour special program e
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
to south africa to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. they will be joined by three american presidents and first ladies and 100 heads of state a big story for us. >>> a new mexico state police officer that shot at a minivan full of children in october, plans to appeal his firing claiming wrongful termination. the video shows the officer shooting at minivan as it drives away. there is more to that story. >>> the shipwrecked costa concordia when the captain left his ship, he is on trial for manslaughter abandoning the ship and causing the 2012 shipwreck because of sailing too close to the island. jon: north korean leader kim jong-un sending a tough message that no one is beyond reach in his regime even his family. he ousted his uncle at a leadership role after the uncle was arrested at a party sunday. this is far from kim jong-un's first purge. jonathan hunt is live with more. jonathan? >> reporter: very interesting, jon. this is a clear sign that kim jong-un, the leader of north korea very much wants to could consolidate and demonstrate his power. in the two years he has been
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
for a third. >>> right now, people in south africa are remembering their former president, nelson mandela. these are live pictures from johannesburg this morning as people mark his death with a national day of prayer and reflection. places of worship around the country are celebrating his life. the 94-year-old died thursday and will be buried one week from today. >>> this morning, we now know that four of the five living u.s. presidents will head to south africa this week. former president jimmy carter says he will head to johannesburg this week. it comes after presidents barack obama, bill clinton and george w. bush have announced they will pay their respects. george h.w. bush is unable to go because of health issues. watch for live reports throughout the week as people around the world say good-bye to nelson mandela. >>> this morning, we're keeping close watch on that winter storm as it moves in. how it is forcing agencies like metro to change up their plan this is weekend. >>> another chance of snow in the seven-day forecast. we're coming back in a moment. [ male announcer ] you know w
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
by the passing of nelson mandela. nelson mandela was a giant for justice for human dignity, equality, and freedom. he touched our lives in deeply personal ways. at the same time, -- [inaudible] to advance the value ands aspiration of united nations. nelson showed what is possible for our world. each one of us, if we believe a -- for justice and humanity. he's moral force was a decisive and dismantling the system of appar tide. he marched from -- he insisted the credit belong to others. i'll never forget his self-lessness and deep sense of shared purpose. on behalf of the united nations, i extent my deepest condolences to nelson mandela's family. the people of south africa, and indeed, our global family. let us continue each day to be inspired by nelson's life-long example to keep working for a better and more just world. thank you. [inaudible conversations] time for two questions. >> could you recall perhaps your first encounter you might have had with nelson. what was it like on a personal level for you? >> when i met him, i was deeply touched and moved and inspired by what he said. when i prais
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
nelson mandela. people gathering outside mandela's house in johannesburg to remember that country's first black president. south africans also now preparing for what is expected to be one of the largest funerals in modern times. the national memorial service will be held on tuesday. president obama along with former presidents george w. bush, president clinton, and president carter, are all expected to attend the ceremonies. and his body will lie in state in the nation's capitol pretoria from wednesday until next friday. coming up in about an hour and a half from now, at noon eastern time, we'll talk to the man on the left, standing with nelson mandela. he's the first official who greeted mandela when he came to visit the united states in 1990. former new york city mayor david dinkins will be here with his reflections of the man he called a personal friend as well as a hero. should be fascinating insight from mayor dinkins. >> wonderful to have him as our guest in that hour, eric. a lot on the agenda with senator rand paul of kentucky discussing the possibility of a 2016 presidential run,
FOX
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
and why some oppose. >>> president obama heading to south africa for nelson mandela's funeral. how the service will serve as a rare union for other elite americans. >>> newschopper2 has just arrived. we're looking at lanes of the crash on highway 4 being cleaned up, live as we speak. you can see. the damage is already done. find out how long this back up is on highway. >>> when was the last time it was this cold? 1989, 1990, and 1972. moist words were set in 1972. we'll if we've set any -- we'll see if we've set any records yet -- coming up. >>> welcome back. 7:15. new this morning, president obama is on his way to south africa right now to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. now, you watched it here live on the morning news about two hours ago. president obama and first lady michelle obama boarding air force one. now, also on air force one for the trip to south africa former president george w. bush, his wife, laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
headed to south africa to honor nelson mandela. security is tight as the soccer stadium there hosts dozens of the most important world leaders. >>> mary landrieu cast the deciding vote for obama care. >> southern democrats under attack. could republicans turn the state red by picking off a few vulnerable dems? good morning, i'm chris jansing. washington lawmakers getting close to something that almost never happens these days, a deal. they're headed back to d.c. right now to hammer out the details, but this budget agreement may not be much to write home about. the "washington post" basically called the agreement a cease-fire. we don't know many of the details but it's no grand bargain. it doesn't deal with entitlements, the debt or tax reform and probably won't completely fix the sequester, but aides for senator patty murray and congressman paul ryan, the budget chairs working on the deal are at least determined to keep the government open and they think they can get the plan together for a vote later this week. one of the final sticking points in the deal could be unemployment. fri
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 11:30pm EST
presidents will be heading to south africa next week to attend the memorial services for the late nelson mandela. president obama, former presidents george w. bush, and bill clinton will be among the dignitaries attending. the memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. and ellis funeral is scheduled for next sunday. -- mandela's funeral is scheduled for next sunday. earlier today, the family issued a statement. >> the leader of our family is gone. in our hearts, and our souls, he will always be with us. >> the family says it is humbled by the messages they have received from governments and people all around the world. as the world remembers mandela, abc 7 news and wjla.com will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg. we will have live report starting monday on the newscast. detainedly american for weeks in north korea is back home tonight in the u.s. we will tell you what he said about his release. plus, why a charity race involving prince harry was suspended. batkid?mber that kid -- >> 72 years ago today, japan launched a surpris
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
. >>> life and legacy of nelson mandela. >>> "meet the press" moderator, david gregory, talks about mandela's impact. >>> more of this snowy weather. you saw the pictures coming in. chuck and veronica are fine tuning the forecast and getting the latest as the models come in. >> we are on facebook, on twitter >> live pictures this morning from johannesburg. the 94-year-old died thursday and will be buried one week from today. >> "meet the press" moderator david gregory is hosting this morning's show from new york city. he is joining us live now. good morning, david. >> good morning, angie. >> traveling to south africa to pay their respects to mandela, four u.s. presidents. how significant is their presence? >> it's a huge symbol of what he meant to america and the impact that he had not just on america but the rest of the world. it's been written about overnight and it's significant to say that unlike dr. martin luther king jr. or gandhi, mandela was able to live long enough. he wasn't killed. he was able to see the fruits of that struggle to reach the presidency in south africa and truly a
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
about this. we will have that coming up in sports. >>> mourning continues in south africa. how nelson mandela was honored today. >>> we see rain and snow continuing to make the way across. sleet and freezing rain will pose big problems for early tomorrow morning. we will have the latest on our
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
enough support to override a veto. >>> the end could be near for former south african president nelson mandela. his family is reporting that mandela is not doing well. they say even from his death bed he is teaching his family patience and love and tolerance. he's now 95 years old and has been in and out of the hospital for respiratory problems over the past year. >>> the driver at the center of the deadly train derailment in the bronx admits he was in a days leading up to the crash. as a result the national transportation safety board has removed the rail union from the investigation for violating confidentiality rules. we get the latest now from lou young. >> reporter: federal crash investigators met with the locomotive engineer late tuesday at metro offices in north white plains. 46 year-old william rockefeller who was injured in the crash itself accepts blame for the fatal derailment saying he went into a kind of trance at the controls. >> i just know that there was a lapse and that was a nod or however they want -- however it will be explain dad and it was a mistake -- explained t
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 3:10pm EST
hill. in her remarks, she talked about the recent passing of nelson mandela. this is 15 minutes. >> thank you. thank you very, very much. thank you. [applause] first to the extraordinary lonza's family, this is indeed a great honor and toimmense personal pleasure have tom lantos around my neck. he was often in my office or on the phone. me what i was going to do about something or offering to partner with me on an issue with human rights. as all of you who are here no because you recognize the significance of the work he did during his public career, he was a man of great courage and compassion and had a wonderful partner in his , and a fabulous support system with his daughters, katrina and annette and their families. i think we should give a round of applause to the entire family here today. [applause] as he said when he began the proceedings, we meet on the day after the loss of a giant among us. of his who i the power example demonstrated unequivocally how each of us can toose how we will respond those injustices and grievances, those sorrows and tragedies that afflict all o
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
for lawmakers. the flag of the u.s. capitol remains at half staff in honor of nelson mandela. the white house announced that the president and mr. obama -- and mrs. obama will be joined by presidents carter, clinton, and george w. bush honoring nelson mandela. we're going to begin with your comments and calls on a recent survey. a pew research study indicating power has declined. join in on the conversation, the lines -- you can join us on our social media, send us a tweet or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org . or join us on facebook. let's begin with a look at some of the newspapers. front page of "the washington post" has a scene from johannesburg. nelson mandela began the journey from tribal air to revolutionary icon. this from inside "the new york times," -- details from inside "the new york times." there is a new poll we want to draw your attention to. it essentially looks at the role we play in the world. here are some of the details -- support for u.s. global engagement is already nearing historic low and has fallen further. the public thinks that the nation does too much to solve
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
will be attending memorial services for nelson mandela. george bush and hillary clinton will join the president and the first lady. jimmy carter and bill clinton will fly separately. they will join dozens of other dignitaries and tens of thousands of mourners at the service being held in johannesburg. that is your morning brief. >> it was a subtle weekend. particularly in bitcoin. that will be a feature during the week. futures are up. the 10 year yield is that 84. the currency market is on the move. crude is at 111. the 30 year bond tries to migrate higher. 103.05. it was really quite important to see strong -- keep it going. we scoured the papers. >> some of the biggest tech companies are joining forces. they are demanding reforms on the nsa surveillance program. names include cap -- apple, google -- all of the silicon valley companies. they highlight the need to reform practices. after president obama told msnbc that he plans to propose curbs on the nsa to guard against snooping. >> facebook says to mind my business. >> what is the story here? >> there is tension between what the government
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> but this whole mandela, passing of nelson mandela, we focused on what actually, bono and people that had been obsessed on african, all the aids workers there. george w. bush did more for africa than any president in the country's history. it's remarkable. >> yeah. it's a true legacy for george w. bush, saved millions of people. saved the continent. >> i want to play eric cantor piece. eric is a friend of mine. no rand paul. rand paul. here's what rand paul said. we're talking about extending unemployment benefits. mika and i have been going back and forth a little bit. i don't think this is the smartest thing in the world to say. might be a little harsh. for a party -- >> i do support unemployment benefits for the 26 weeks that they are paid for. if you extend it beyond that you do a disservice to these workers. there was a study that came out a few months ago and it said if you have a worker that's been unemployed for four weeks and on unemployment insurance and one on 99 weeks which would you hire? every employer nearly 100% said they will always hire the person whose been out of work four
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